Animals

Chinese New Year celebrations have started in Melbourne, Australia, and 2019 is the Year of the Pig! (Image:  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

2019 Is the Year of the Pig!

Chinese New Year celebrations have started in Melbourne, Australia, and 2019 is the Year of the Pig! A 15-day festival with performances will be held in the Melbourne business center. The Chinese New Year falls on February 5 this year,…

An elephant repaid a hunter for his kind deed. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

A Grateful Elephant

During the Song Dynasty, a hunter from Yangshan County (in present-day Guangdong Province) had caught some wild game, such as hares and pheasants, and was ready to go home. Suddenly, an elephant walked toward him. He stepped back to avoid…

The sentimental nature of animals has been well documented. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Animals Understand Human Feelings

We know that animals are part of nature. Buddhism regards both human beings and animals as sentient beings. Since they have sentiments, animals are connected with human nature. Accounts demonstrating the sentimental nature of animals have been documented in ancient…

How many take the time out to wonder if plants and animals have feelings too? (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Plants and Animals Have Feelings Too!

Your days start and end with sensory feelings and all of your decisions, voluntary and involuntary, are governed by your sense and feelings. However, how many take the time out to wonder if plants and animals have feelings too? We…

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Happy Year of the Dog!

The Chinese years are all marked by animals. February 16 is the start of another Chinese New Year — the Year of the Dog. It is a cycle of 12 years that corresponds to the 12 earthly branches of: Shu (rat),…

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2019 Is the Year of the Pig!

Chinese New Year celebrations have started in Melbourne, Australia, and 2019 is the Year of the Pig! A 15-day festival with performances will be held in the Melbourne business center.…

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A Grateful Elephant

During the Song Dynasty, a hunter from Yangshan County (in present-day Guangdong Province) had caught some wild game, such as hares and pheasants, and was ready to go home. Suddenly,…

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Animals Understand Human Feelings

We know that animals are part of nature. Buddhism regards both human beings and animals as sentient beings. Since they have sentiments, animals are connected with human nature. Accounts demonstrating…

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Plants and Animals Have Feelings Too!

Your days start and end with sensory feelings and all of your decisions, voluntary and involuntary, are governed by your sense and feelings. However, how many take the time out…

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Public Art Display Supports Police Officers

In 2017, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation developed and launched a new public art campaign placing statues of police dogs around the city. The purpose of the campaign is to…

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Happy Year of the Dog!

The Chinese years are all marked by animals. February 16 is the start of another Chinese New Year — the Year of the Dog. It is a cycle of 12 years…

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3 New Sub-Species of Snow Leopard Discovered

The snow leopard is known for its beautiful thick fur and elusive behavior. Their white-gray coat spotted with large black rosettes helps it to blend in perfectly with the steep…

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The Meaning of the Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese zodiac consists of 12 animals — the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Each animal is paired with an animal that has…

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Watch Beach Goers Save a Great White Shark

The mention of the Great White Shark sends shivers down the spine of any swimmer, surfer, or diver. The prospect of encountering a Great White makes anyone become paranoid when…

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The First Animal on Earth Now Confirmed!

Sea sponges were widely thought to have been the first animals on earth. However, in recent genetic research the humble comb jelly was suggested to have claimed the title. But…